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Kevin Gallo gives the developer perspective on today's Windows 10 Event

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:01:17 GMT

As a developer, our first question when we see new features or new hardware is "What can I do with that?"  We want to take advantage of the latest and coolest platform capabilities to make our apps more useful and engaging.

Watch the video and head over to my blog post on Building Apps for Windows to learn more and go to for more on the APIs.


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SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio | Visual Studio Toolbox

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:48:36 GMT

In this episode, Dmitry is joined by Kevin Cunnane to give an overview of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Visual Studio, a fully integrated SQL Server development environment. In this video we'll demonstrate capabilities such as importing T-SQL into your solution, IntelliSense, table designers, data and schema compare capabilities, and much more.



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Keynote | New Zealand 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:06:35 GMT

This year's Microsoft Ignite NZ keynote is returning to its technical roots, going back to what delegates have loved in the past; high energy, plenty of demos and great coverage of the deeper technical content that will be covered throughout the sessions during the event.  Join Dona, Donovan, Jennifer, and more, to kick off this years conference and be inspired by The Art of the Possible!


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Connecting UAVs with Azure Services | Drones Garage

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT

In this episode, Guada and Jacob talk about how to connect your UAV to Azure Services.

The Drones Garage Show, a showcase produced by the Drones Chapter of the Microsoft Garage. Our goal is to create a community of people excited about drones and their possibilities. We will explore many aspects of working with drones including FPV racing, aerial photography, and programming. 

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Latency and Durability with SQL Server 2016 | Data Exposed

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Data Exposed is pleased to welcome Jos de Bruijn back, and today he is back to talk specifically about In-memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016. Jos is a Senior PM on the SQL team and today dives right in with a fantastic demo to first show how much easier it is to get started with In-memory OLTP, but also the performance improvements with this technology in SQL Server 2016 to make it even faster.

At the [01:30] mark Jos breaks out the trusty whiteboard and spends the next 13 minutes providing a fantastic detailed overview to define the concept of latecncy in SQL Server: how long it takes it takes the database to process a request from the client.

At the [15:15] mark Jos spends a few minutes recapping the Durability options in SQL Server, their pros and cons, and in what scenarios the different options should be used.

It's demo time at the [17:45] mark and Jos spends the remaining 10 minutes showing the impact of various modes of durability and the impact the different modes have on transactional performance.

Another great show by Jos and we look forward to having him back to talk more about this fantastic topic. Have questions for Jos or want to know what he's up to? @jdebruijn



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Tuesdays with Corey: Microsoft Philanthropies | Tuesdays With Corey

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:28:15 GMT

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team talks with Jeremy Pitman from Microsoft Philanthropies. 

To find out what support Microsoft gives to non-proffits organizations - check out 

Don't forget - we're always looking for Suggestions and Questions here in the comments section OR via twitter #AzureTwC. You never know - you might make it to an upcoming episode and be a virtual star of the show - like THIS one!

Post any questions, topic ideas or general conversation here in the comments OR online on via Twitter.


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Connecting Apps Across Devices with Remote Systems APIs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:00:00 GMT

Adventure Works is a UWP sample app that connects your UWP app across Windows 10 devices using the Remote Systems APIs (Project Rome).   Check out the video to see how it works, read up on details in this blog post, and then learn more about UWP apps on the Xbox at


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Xamarin vs Native vs Hybrid vs Web - Haven't we had this argument already? | New Zealand 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:20:01 GMT

Building for Mobile? Can Xamarin replace native or hybrid development? We will take a fresh look at all the different options and technologies for building your new mobile apps in an unbiased, objective manner. (image)

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Frank Sinatra’s Virtual Shoes and You

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Finishing up our Kinecting To Music theme month, this project shows how the Kinect is being used to help you step into the shoes of others...virtually at least....

Step into Frank Sinatra’s virtual shoes

There’s no doubt about it: from his early days as a big band crooner through his mature years as a renowned solo artist and movie star, Frank Sinatra was a style icon as well as a singing legend. So it was only fitting when, earlier this year, the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum teamed up with Microsoft and augmented reality innovator FaceCake Marketing Technologies to add an interactive dimension to its acclaimed Sinatra: An American Icon exhibit, which traced 100 years of Sinatra’s legacy. Thanks to FaceCake’s Kinect-powered Swivel virtual dressing room, museum visitors could try on some of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ classic looks.

Designed as a shopping application, FaceCake’s Swivel turns a computer into a virtual dressing room, where a shopper can try on clothes and accessories with a simple click or wave of their hand. The customer poses in front of a Kinect sensor, which displays his or her image in a real-time video feed. Then the shopper selects items from a photo array of clothing and accessories, and the application presents the shopper “wearing” the selected items.


Adapting the Kinect-powered Swivel application to the GRAMMY Museum exhibit was, well, a piece of (face) cake. Substitute “fans” for “shoppers” in the description above, and you’ve got it. So, instead of trying on a new shirt or dress, the museum visitor could virtually don some of Sinatra’s clothing—from his signature fedora and black tuxedo to a costume from one of his memorable films—while backgrounds materialized to complete the scene in FaceCake’s real-time immersive experience. Fans were even able to capture a snapshot of themselves decked out in Sinatra splendor and share it with family and friends by using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. Museum guests snapped almost 7,000 such pictures over the 65-day run of this interactive component.

“We were excited to add to our already highly interactive exhibit by partnering with Microsoft and FaceCake to offer our visitors a new and innovative way to experience Frank Sinatra,” said Bob Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum. “The groundbreaking technology that both Microsoft and FaceCake brought to this exhibit was unlike anything we’ve ever done before.”


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Last Week on Channel 9: October 17th - October 23rd, 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT

The big news last week was the Channel 9 Preview Site, a totally new Channel 9 site! Besides that, here are just 27 of the shows, videos and posts from last week here on Channel 9...Azure Logic Apps General Availability Azure Logic Apps are generally available and ready for you to build amazing apps! Logic Apps let you quickly build powerful integration solutions and create business processes and workflows visually.What is Windows 10 IoT Core?Windows 10 IoT Core is the smallest version of Windows 10 and is designed to help you build connected things of all sizes and types.  Watch the video to get an overview of how IoT Core can help you and then read up on all the details at HoloLens in Six New Countries, P Language, Human Parity Speech Recognition, Project Rome and more...This week on Channel 9, Guest Hosts Seth and Rebecca Garcia discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:57] Microsoft HoloLens welcomes six new countries to the world of mixed reality [Alex Kipman]Windows Server 2016 Overview: Get the Goods on the New ServerWatch this video to learn what Windows Server 2016 key features are providing breakthrough productivity, security and cloud readiness value for customers. Also get an overview on the differences between the editions and licensing options including how core licensing works....Using the Camera APIs in a UWP App for XboxAdventure Works Camera is a UWP camera sample app developed for the desktop, phone, and Xbox One.  It uses native UWP APIs to preview and capture frames from the camera stream.  Check out the video to see how it works, read up on details in this blog post, and then learn more about UWP apps on the Xbox at Elections Viber App Minecraft and MoreThis Week on Windows, Instagram comes to PC, we've got the latest windows 10 devices sure to please and we'll show you how to get the most out of Microsoft Edge!  ...Building the Rush 4 - Part 5 What to do before your first test flightIn this episode, chapter lead Jacob is joined by Joshua Bardwell as they go over everything you should check before you fly your new quad copter. ...Episode 25: Interview with Sibel SunarMarket awareness is one of the biggest challenges facing developers today. Join us as we sit down with Sibel Sunar to discuss how to help your game rise above by proactively thinking about your PR and Marketing strategy. ...Windows Subsystem for Linux: Windows and Ubuntu InteroperabilityThe Windows Subsystem for Linux was announced as a beta feature at //Build 2016. Since then, we have explored an architectural overview, how Pico Processes work, System Calls redirection and File System support. Today we explore a new WSL feature: the ability for WSL to call Windows executables, and for Windows to call Ubuntu binaries. Ben Hillis will deep dive into the inner workings of our most requested feature and show how these two environments can complement each other in some very interesting ways.Azure IoT Developer OverviewWhether you are an IoT application developer or engineering at the device layer, Microsoft empowers you to develop IoT solutions on your terms. Find out how you can start developing for Microsoft Azure IoT today.Azure functions integrationChris Anderson joins Seth and explores how Azure Functions integrate with larger applications.Data Mining with Microsoft R Server - WebinarR is the world's most widely used programming language for data analysis. The R ecosystem provides thousands of external libraries that can facilitate the transition from dataset to actionable insight. In this webinar, Derek Norton, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft, will introduce the data mining capabilities of Microsoft R Server. He will use a use case to walk through how these capabilities allow data mining on enterprise-s[...]

TWC9: HoloLens in Six New Countries, P Language, Human Parity Speech Recognition, Project Rome and more... | This Week On Channel 9

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:45:00 GMT

This week on Channel 9, Guest Hosts Seth and Rebecca Garcia discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:57] Microsoft HoloLens welcomes six new countries to the world of mixed reality [Alex Kipman][01:38] Microsoft October 26 Event[02:21] Historic Achievement: Microsoft researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition [Allison Linn][02:53] Microsoft Open-Sources P Language for Safe Async Event-Driven Programming [Sergio De Simone],[03:28] VSCode September 2016 (version 1.6)[04:25] Cross-device experiences with Project Rome [Cam Scott][05:39] TRAINING: Free Azure Machine Learning classes, references & eBooks [Kurt Shintaku][06:10] Simpler Azure management libraries for .NET [Asir Selvasingh][07:15] Data Mining the 2016 Presidential Campaign Finance Data, Data.Gov [08:10] 1,000,000 predictions per second [Joseph Sirosh][08:47] The David Rubenstein Show: Bill Gates [David Rubenstein, Bill Gates][09:10] Bots generate video titles and tags to bring AI researchers one step closer to visual intelligence [Winnie Cui][09:39] PAL-V opens the first flying car school in North America [Magdalena Petrova]Picks of the Week!Seth's Pick of the Week: [10:14] Announcing Chart Chooser CardsRebecca's Pick of the Week:[10:59] InstagramPlease leave a comment or email us at @CH9 Follow @MarkDeFalco Follow @metulev Follow @vladkol Follow @gduncan411 [...]

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Snack Pack 3: Xamarin Test Recorder for macOS | The Xamarin Show

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Welcome to The Xamarin Show Snack Pack Edition. A Snack Pack is bite sized episode that is focused on a specific topic and covered in just a few minutes. In Episode 6: User Interface Automation, we were joined by friend of the show Charles Wang, Automation Software Engineer at Microsoft, who talks to us about the importance of testing mobile applications and how to build our first UI Test. Today, we take a look at how to created automated test scripts using the Xamarin Test Recorder, a standalone program, available for macOS. 

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Using the Camera APIs in a UWP App for Xbox

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Adventure Works Camera is a UWP camera sample app developed for the desktop, phone, and Xbox One.  It uses native UWP APIs to preview and capture frames from the camera stream.  Check out the video to see how it works, read up on details in this blog post, and then learn more about UWP apps on the Xbox at



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Countdown Show #4 with Dona Sarkar | New Zealand 2016

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:17:35 GMT

Ignite New Zealand is just around the corner. Join us today with special guest, Dona Sarkar, to hear about her upcoming keynote!


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Review the Microsoft application platform for developers | Microsoft Ignite 2016

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:01:29 GMT

Join Scott Hanselman as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of what Microsoft has to offer developers to create and modernize applications and embrace software industry trends such as cross-platform mobile experiences, open source, web and cloud services, and DevOps. We introduce the key technologies provided across Microsoft development tools including Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team Services, Azure and Office365 services, and mobile, web and desktop platforms to create and modernize applications. Learn what options you have available and see them in action with fast-paced and fun demos that introduce you to the possibilities that the Microsoft platform provides for developers.


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Reinvent IT infrastructure for business agility | Microsoft Ignite 2016

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:01:29 GMT

Microsofts strategy centers on empowering you – the IT professionals - to generate business value within your organizations. With Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack, you can leverage the power of cloud to drive business agility and developer productivity With the launch of Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft System Center 2016, you can accomplish more than ever before in your existing datacenters. And with Operations Management Suite, you can securely manage all of your on-premises and cloud infrastructure from one place. Microsoft Corporate VP Jason Zander discusses in-depth the latest technology innovations across all of these areas that help you reinvent your IT infrastructure, and be a hero within your organizations. (image)

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Microsoft Ignite Keynote | Microsoft Ignite 2016

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:01:31 GMT

Technology continues to rapidly evolve, offering us new ways of working and powering digital transformation for all organizations. Key to our ability to harness technology is our ability to evolve with it, to harness new capabilities and learn new skills. Join Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft; on Monday morning to start Microsoft Ignite. Scott will focus on how technology enables digital transformation and, along with guests, demonstrate new technologies. He will also discuss how IT is transforming and detail investments and programs to help enable this.


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Move all your communications to Skype for Business Online | Microsoft Ignite 2016

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:01:28 GMT

You can use Skype for Business Online around the world for all your business communication needs, starting now. From online meetings to telephone calls, Skype for Business Online can increase IT agility and reduce overhead with our meeting and voice services in Microsoft Office 365. Join Gurdeep Sing Pall, Corporate Vice President of Skype, as he shares our latest innovation in Skype for Business and unveils “Project Rigel." (image)

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